Allegheny Philosophy Students Learn By Doing

Philosophy students research, engage with live forums, and study away to broaden their concept of human intellect as they foster rational thought and approach questions concerning the world’s mysteries.

Philsophy Club
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Bill Bywater Fund for Social Justice Programming

Supports programming from conferences to a scholar in residence, bringing diverse, contemporary scholars on campus to provoke thought. Often the scholar in residence visits or teaches classes, participates in discussions, and delivers evening lectures.


Established in honor of Philosophy Professor James F. Sheridan, the fund encourages participation in conferences and professional meetings and offers support for course-enrichment experiences and Senior Project research.

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Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

Seeking a Good Life: Eudaimonia Examined as a First Generation Immigrant Family

Nothing About Us Without Us: A Refugee-centered Epistemology of Citizen Journalism

Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning: An Analysis of How They Work and Their Ethical Evaluation

Interracial to Intraracial: Philosophical Inquiry of the Relations of Dominance in Skin Color Discrimination

The Essayist on What She Knows: Standpoint Epistemology & the Epistemology of Writing

The Necessity of Superheroes in Contemporary Culture